subdual

subdual

[suhb-doo-uhl, -dyoo-]
noun
1.
an act or instance of subduing.
2.
the state of being subdued.

Origin:
1665–75; subdue + -al2

self-subdual, noun
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subdue (səbˈdjuː)
 
vb , -dues, -duing, -dued
1.  to establish ascendancy over by force
2.  to overcome and bring under control, as by intimidation or persuasion
3.  to hold in check or repress (feelings, emotions, etc)
4.  to render less intense or less conspicuous
 
[C14 sobdue, from Old French soduire to mislead, from Latin subdūcere to remove; English sense influenced by Latin subdere to subject]
 
sub'duable
 
adj
 
sub'duably
 
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sub'dual
 
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